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Old 05-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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need help with where to place a cb antenna i

need help with how to attach a cb antenna to the bed of my 2006 tacoma doublecab
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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my dad mounted his on the inside of his bed on the tail light (i guess you would call it hump). i mounted mines on the top of the rear bumper corner right in front of the tail light lens and i also have a second mount (i switch between the two depending on if i'm talking far or not) on my truck tool box. hope this helps you out.
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I mounted a 4' firestick using the bed cleat, drilled a opening on the side of the cleat, then used a bolt and washers to secure it. Put the cleat on the rail under the rear window, then ran the wire between the cab and bed, up thru the drain plug underneath and into the cab. Got the idea from someone else on here. I put it on a heavy duty CB spring, so if I need to pull it into the garage I slide the Cleat/CB antenna closer to the bed and bend the antenna under the opposite bedrail. Tucked outta the way. Plus if I want to change it from Drivers to Passengers side I just slide him over. There was a How-to on attaching it to the cleat somewhere, and somebody had some pics, it was the easiest and most convienant way for me. It only took a few minutes to open up the cleat enough to get a bolt thru, and the antenna was on. I picked up an extra set on trdsparks.com, just because I like to haul shit and hated losing the cleat.
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I mounted a ammo can to the bed rail then grounded the can to the frame and use my little wii stuck to the top
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sub'd! im trying to figure out where to mount my antenna
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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/arm...ounts-ato.html

I've got mine on order, waiting for it to be built. Get a few more orders in, may speed up the process....

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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/arm...ounts-ato.html

I've got mine on order, waiting for it to be built. Get a few more orders in, may speed up the process....

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How did this work for you? Did you get a good enough ground for low SWRs?
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Full disclaimer -- I know almost less than nothing about CB radios, so I don't know if this example would apply to your situation...

In this thread though, the OP does a walk-through of CB radio install, and has mounted the antenna in the front...doesn't look too bad to me. Just figured I'd link this here since it's a related question.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...tall-pics.html
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How did this work for you? Did you get a good enough ground for low SWRs?
Haven't received yet. Will update when I do...

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I mounted mine to the bed rail also but used a clamp I machined on the lathe. I grounded the mount to the bedside with a short wire. I'm getting swr readings of 1.2-1.5 with my 4' firestick.
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